1963 South African Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 10 of 10 in the 1963 Formula One season
Prince George Circuit.svg
Date 28 December 1963
Official name X South African Grand Prix
Location Prince George Circuit
East London, South Africa
Course Permanent racing facility
3.920 km (2.436 mi)
Distance 85 laps, 333.175 km (207.025 mi)
Weather Hot, dry and windy
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Time 1:28.9
Fastest lap
Driver United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Time 1:29.1 on lap 33
Podium
First United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
Second United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax
Third United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM

The 1963 South African Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at East London on 28 December 1963.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 85 2:10:36.9 1 9
2 9 United States Dan Gurney Brabham-Climax 85 + 1:06.8 3 6
3 5 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 84 + 1 lap 6 4
4 10 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 84 + 1 lap 9 3
5 4 Italy Lorenzo Bandini Ferrari 84 + 1 lap 5 2
6 12 Sweden Jo Bonnier Cooper-Climax 83 + 2 laps 11 1
7 11 South Africa Tony Maggs Cooper-Climax 82 + 3 laps 10
8 2 United Kingdom Trevor Taylor Lotus-Climax 81 + 4 laps 8
9 19 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland John Love Cooper-Climax 80 + 5 laps 13
10 14 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 79 + 6 laps 20
11 16 South Africa Doug Serrurier LDS-Alfa Romeo 78 + 7 laps 18
12 23 South Africa Trevor Blokdyk Cooper-Maserati 77 + 8 laps 19
13 8 Australia Jack Brabham Brabham-Climax 70 Accident 2
14 21 South Africa Brausch Niemann Lotus-Ford 66 + 19 laps 15
Ret 18 South Africa Peter de Klerk Alfa Romeo 53 Gearbox 16
Ret 22 United Kingdom David Prophet Brabham-Climax 49 Oil Pressure 14
Ret 3 United Kingdom John Surtees Ferrari 43 Engine 4
Ret 6 United States Richie Ginther BRM 43 Halfshaft 7
Ret 7 South Africa Ernie Pieterse Lotus-Climax 3 Engine 12
Ret 20 Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland Sam Tingle LDS-Alfa Romeo 2 Halfshaft 17
DNS 15 South Africa Paddy Driver Lotus-BRM Practice accident 21
WD 17 South Africa Neville Lederle Lotus-Climax Driver injured
WD United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Lola-Climax

Notes[edit]

Championship standings after the race[edit]

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References[edit]

  • "The Formula One Record Book", John Thompson, 1974.


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